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Ben Nevis 1996

Overall rating
87.87/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB43694
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
26.10.1996
Bottled
09.2012
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
1653
Number of bottles
567
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Aug 2013 2:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 219.50

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85 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.87 points

  1. Sandman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasted during ProefOlympics 2017.
    • Nose
      Chocolate, raisins, rubber, raspberry, black currant, cherry, bee honey, orange, lime, grass and sweetened peach.
    • Taste
      Chocolate, bee honey, orange, touch of leather, peach, cherry, raspberry, muesli, oak and caster sugar.
    • Finish
      Long, dry, forest fruits, honey, orange peel and caster sugar.

  2. erikz scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasted this blind. Great whisky. Top stuff. Would have guessed this was a fruity Speysider like Glenmorangy, Glen Grant or Glenrothes but turned out to be a sherried Highlander. Great bottle!!!
    • Nose
      Yellow fruits. A lot of yellow fruits, like peach, apricot, banana and mango. Glue (solvent), minerals, vanilla, rosewater, pound cake, a hint of salmiak or liquorice.
    • Taste
      A type of Dutch candy (snoepschuim), mango, peach, apricot, banana, fresh mint, vanilla, karamel. Nice and fatty, well balanced. Amarsen and melon at the end.
    • Finish
      Nice fresh finish with a bit of mango coming back, the heat of white pepper is there. Salt and minerals at the end. Stays a decent amount of time. Nice and warm until the end.

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasty whisky, but does not really fit the highland profile
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. binggi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    First a lot of alcohol in the nose - takes a lot of time
    Then it becomes fruity ..... with a little water it develops a sensational mouthfeel! Creamy, full-bodied with a long finish - sherry is rather light, not overlaid

  6. thomasflsts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Hemdl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Smells like a Speysider, tastes like a Highlander.
    Nice fruity, spicy and sweet, with a great herbal note on the finish. The sherry keg extremely reserved, in blind tasting I had typed a good ex-bourbon cask. Alcohol well integrated.

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not a bad, refreshing mantle, powerful, with a classic wood-grain profile, softened flower-citrus notes.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, processed wood, vegetable notes, animal fat, thinner, carpentry workshop, resin, vanilla, lemon peel, lime-lemonade shades, floral motifs.
    • Taste
      Powerful, saturated, woody-grain, peppery wave, sweet creamy lemonade notes, flower-honey hues.
    • Finish
      Spicy, refreshing, corn, oak, ginger, orange and lemon candies, light beer, light sulphurous notes.

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. jhut did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Proefolympics 2017, day 16
    • Nose
      Cheesecake like, highland character
    • Taste
      Pretty simple, little development
    • Finish
      Better than the nose, sweet. Nice, light sour tone though. Little sweet lemon like, develops better

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